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BABIES: Birth - 8 mos

BABIES class (Birth to 8 months)

Every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months are so important, Music Together® offers two options for babies. Babies eight months and older at the time of registration may attend a Mixed Age class, whether registered or attending free with an older brother or sister. Babies eight months or younger may also take the special "Babies class" offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. (The babies class is intended for infants who are not yet moving around and therefore, cannot be repeated). The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascination music activities you repeat at home with your baby for infinite delight. Materials include 2 professionally recorded CD's, a songbook and parent education materials.

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Mixed Age/Family 10 weeks

This is our essential Music Together class is for children birth to 5 years. A child can attend our Mixed Age classes through all nine song collections. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers - grouping together children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style, community learning. Younger children can enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children, not quite ready for formal instruction, but old enough to participate in class completely independently, can build confidence and learn by leading the younger ones. Adults are happy because several children in a family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers - parents, grandparents, nanny - can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this community friendly, family music experience. Materials include 2 professionally recorded CD's, and a beautifully illustrated songbook. New families also receive a DVD and parent guide.


Music Together is in the third year of piloting its' newest program, Music Together Rhythm Kids and we are pleased to announce Catskill Mountain Music Together is part of that process. There are two groups for Rhythm Kids; Level I and Level II. The first is for children 4 - 5 years old. This class is the next musical step for your preschool child with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids 4 - 5 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others and be musically creative.


Rhythm Kids Level II is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children K - 2 (Kindergarten through second grade). Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives. Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grown ups can enjoy drumming play and practice session at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. (Note: Students should have their own hand drum for use at home. For more information about Rhythm Kids please click here.